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Steve Smith Checks Virat Kohli’s Bat In Ahmedabad Out Of Curiosity
By CricShots - Mar 11, 2023 5:36 pm
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The Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli had a good time out in the middle on day three of the ongoing fourth Test between against Australia being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He managed to break his drought of 50+ scores in Tests as he remained unbeaten on 59 in 128 balls with 5 fours to his name as India finished day three on 289/3, still 191 runs behind Australia’s first innings total of 480.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten fifty

This was Virat Kohli’s first in Tests for over a year, as his last half-century in Tests came in 2022 against South Africa in Capet Town. He played out the tough time and scored runs when he could. Earlier Shubman Gill made 128 runs, adding 74 for the opening wicket with Rohit Sharma (35) and 113 runs for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara (42), as India hit back at Australian bowlers who managed to suppress the flow of runs for a while.

Meanwhile, all eyes were on Virat Kohli and he didn’t disappoint as he played spinners late and had his defense pretty much on point to both Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy.

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After 87 overs were completed, the umpires called for extra drinks break before the final 13 overs of the day were to be bowled. Virat Kohli was resting on his knees and then Steve Smith approached him and picked up Kohli’s bat and began shadow batting with it and checked it out.

Here is the video of the incident:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

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Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon